Tango Classes

Tango Fantástico offers multiple opportunites for you to learn to Tango:

  • Weekly Group Classes for Beginners and Intermediate students with a special focus on developing technical skills
  • Afternoon/evening appointments for Private Classes

 

We are always open to new opportunities, new venues and new students!

New Series in Sautee Nacoochee - March 2019

Argentine Tango New Evening Option

Free Introduction To Argentine Tango

Monday, March 4, 2019

7:30-8:30pm

In Argentine Tango we develop skills from which to build an increasingly interesting dance. Being proficient in the basics allows your dance to flourish.

A good dancer is one who has acquired the skills to make it appear and feel  effortless.halfsil3web

 

Argentine Tango is:

  • fluid, integrated movement
  • expression in an active art form
  • connection through focus and skill
  • exploring the limits of self discovery

 

8 week FASTTRACK series to follow, Monday evenings, suitable for novices and returning dancers

Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center, Community Hall

 

Thursday workshops from 2:00-3:30pm continue and will lead the way for the growing Sautee tango community

Free Introductory Short Course in Argentine Tango

Whats the Buzzzzz?

Argentine Tango has arrived in Homer, Georgia

Lately, everyone seems to want to learn the skillful dance of Argentine Tango.  Why is that?  The long smooth strides?  The vintage music?   The physical risqué aspect?

 

Everyone has their reasons and many cannot quite pinpoint what draws them to Argentine Tango - I believe I know what it is.  For the next few weeks we will explore the esoteric aspects of this dance between strangers, the touch that makes it so rewarding and why once hooked, dancers find themselves on a lasting quest for 'connection'.

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 Join us on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm 

February 12, 19, and 26, 2019

The Chimney Oaks Golf Club

148 Hammers Glen Drive, Homer, GA 30547

www.chimneyoaksgolfclub.com

 

Fee$:  NONE!  This Introductory Short Course is Free.

 

This forum is being provided for the timid and the bold, dancers and 2-left footed folks, if you can walk you might enjoy Tango.  It all begins with just showing up.  No complex choreography to learn, great for all adults - seniors too.  It is mild exercise only, no exertion and can really help with balance, alignment, posture, refined movement and proprioception.

 

Future group classes, private lessons, dates, times and fees will be announced at these complementary sessions.  For more information please click here: Contact Us

2018 January - March

Argentine Tango - Developing Skills

Weekly Saturday Class 3:00-5:00pm

Starting January 2018

sil1transFirst Hour - Connection and Partnership

(suitable for Beginners required for all second hour students)

Tango is a dance of connection but learning to connect is possilby more difficult than one might imagine.  It is necessary to find a state of calm, but ever-present focus, aware and sensitive.  An appreciation for subtle changes is how the dance develops.  The desire for improvisation can evolve early with the realization of the possibilities emerging from connection.  Advancement is achieved through the development of dissociative skills.

Fees:  $15  Students are welcome to sit and quietly watch the second hour

Second Hour - Complexity through Dissociation

(suitable for experienced social dancers and accomplished students)

Dissociation is achieved from a sound basis in connection, but what exactly is dissociation as it relates to Argentine Tango?  sil6trans

Each dancer gradually develops strong personal skills in the separation of active and passive movements of their body: Creating tension in muscles that are performing the action, establishing a frame and holding a balanced position, possibly rotating in a pivot, while allowing the unused leg to 'trail' without tension.

In partnership, dissociation extends through the connection.  Each lead affects the follower, who allows her body to respond.  Energy passes between the dancers fluidly.  The complex chain reaction of the leaders compounding movements generates a series of actions through the follower that move not ony her axis, but extends into the use of her dissociative skills by applying twists and arrests.  Each action may eventually be dispelled through the trailing leg with exciting whips, wraps and dramatic sweeps.

Fees:  $20  Students are required to attend the first hour

LOCATION:  Ballroom Dance Supply
4850 Harwood Road,
San Jose, CA 95124

Fundamentals - Summer 2016

Fundamentals are FUN

July 2 thru August 27, 2016 -- Saturdays 3:00-4:30pm -- at BDS

All tango is created from walking which sounds simple but the opportunities for complications are limitless. The Fundamentals program is designed to develop and explore a variety of linear and circular moves, transitions and changes in direction. This creative class will accommodate students just starting out as well as students who have taken the basics before.

How to invite or accept a dance opportunity

Optional embraces for different shapes and sizes

Walking forwards or backwards with intention!.... with someone in front of you

Balance and posture

Creating turns and circles from a center point

Working together in a partnership

 

Switch Roles: If you are accomplished at one role this class would be a great choice if you want to understand how the other side operates

Brush Up:  Great refresher course for dancers of all levels

Evolution2LOCATION:  Ballroom Dance Supply
4850 Harwood Road,
San Jose, CA 95124

A Splash of Tango

Tango Fantástico announces New West Side Location

OUR APOLOGIES - THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

A Splash of Tango is to introduce the new studio and review its viability as a permanent class location

Razi Academy of Music and Arts
4125 Blackford Avenue, #145
San Jose, CA 95117

Introductory Program:  April 14th through May 5th, 2016

Trish y Elena

Tango Fundamentals

The Tango foundation must be strong to support the structure of the dance. If you are a little sketchy on the basics your dance may be lacking in flourish. In Tango Fundamentals we develop skills from which to build an increasingly interesting dance.

A professional dances with ease because they have acquired the skills to make it appear effortless.

Level:  Suitable for novices, beginners, rusty and addicted dancers

 

Innovation and Creativity

Starting with a simple pattern we will increase the complexity through the continuous addition of dissociation. The focus is to develop specific skills in the dance while introducing a sound method for dancers to continuously pursue more challenging transitions and combinations.

Re-invention, always somewhat familiar and yet distinctly different.

Level:  Proficient dancers keen to improve in every way

 

Weekly Group Classes

SPRING 2016 Weekly Group Class:  Progressive

Day:  Saturday2006 taste Morgan Hill

Time:  3:00-5:00pm

 

Location:  Ballroom Dance Supply

                4850 Harwood Road

                San Jose, CA 95124

 

Beginners: 3:00-4:00pm (approx)

Novices and Beginners are encouraged to attend the first hour as participating students, enjoy moving with more experienced dancers and making new acquaintances while acquiring a solid foundation.

 

Intermediate:  3:00-5:00pm

In the second half students will be building on the foundational portion of the class, pursuing a higher skill set by exploring and studying ever increasing dissociative concepts.

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